EFT Cafe – Tapping To Get Going – 13th November 2019

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Well begun is half done

A lot of us have trouble getting started on a task or project: writing the article, starting the exercise program or doing the ironing all need to get started started.

Once we have started it’s often easy to make progress, but getting started can be very hard.

It’s easy to avoid the taking the first step.

In this month’s EFT Cafe Andy Hunt will introduce the Stunt Double Process as a precise approach to help us take the first step of any endeavour (and the next).

The EFT Cafe is at 7pm on Wednesday 13th November at St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Stunt Double Process

EFT is an excellent way to resolve traumas and change beliefs: these are powerful interventions and can have dramatic consequences in our lives.

You could think of them as changes at a high level, the ‘30,000 ft view’ of life, but what about changes at ground level.

If you think about it everything we do in our lives happens at ‘ground’ level.

Moment to moment we think, feel and do things.

Some of these things we do effortlessly, and may even enjoy, they are our valuable skills.

Something we do with great struggle or not at all, we might call these our problems.

Read moreThe Stunt Double Process

EFT Cafe – Tapping Into Non-SMART Goals – 9th October 2019

Most people are familiar with the idea of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed (SMART) goals: pass the exam in July, paint the house next week, run the marathon in less than three hours, lose 15lb in two months, and so on.

But some goals don’t easily fit into the SMART framework: tap every day, practice meditation, take up regular exercise, finish what you start, learn the piano, be more assertive and so on. These kinds of goals may involve processes, habits or states of mind that run and develop over time.

This month’s EFT Café with a tapping process to help you achieve your non-SMART goals.

So, if you think you should tap but don’t, meditate but haven’t, or take exercise and don’t, finish what you start and don’t, and so on, this could be just for you.

The EFT Cafe is at 7pm on Wednesday 9th October at St Oswald’s Hospice

EFT Cafe – Four Elements Tapping – 11th September 2019

On Wednesday 11th September the ‘Autumn Season’ of the EFT Cafe kicks off with a new process created by my good friend and colleague Masha Bennett.

In standard EFT problems are deconstructed into their emotional aspects and ‘tapped out’ to defuse the emotional blocks and distress that hold those problems in place.

Unfortunately some problems can be hard to deconstruct and process in this way.

Masha Bennett has created ‘Four Elements Tapping‘, a new technique that powerfully combines tapping and metaphor to create a change process that is particularly valuable for problems that are hard to define or just plain stuck.

Join Andy Hunt to learn this new tapping process at the EFT Cafe from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday 11th September 2019 at St Oswald’s Hospice Education Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. The EFT Cafe costs £10.

Note: Masha Bennett is coming to the north east to present Trauma Awareness For Holistic Therapists in November 2019. If you are an holistic therapist working with clients who have experienced trauma this training could be invaluable.

Tracking Down The Right Memory With 3 Questions

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A central tenet of EFT / Tapping is that most of our emotional problems have a history. We learn unhelpful feelings and limiting beliefs in situations that are embedded in our memory and play out in our current lives, long after the original experience is over.

One of an EFT Practitioner’s jobs is finding and neutralising the memories of where problems start, thus neutralising the unhelpful feelings that came out of that experience.

There are lots of ways to identify these formative memories.

Practitioners may ask their clients:

  • What does this remind you of?
  • When did this problem start?
  • etc

These are all good questions, and I’d like to introduce you to a sequence of three questions that are an easy and effective way of finding the ‘original memory’ of that feeling.

Read moreTracking Down The Right Memory With 3 Questions

What Does Intention Tapping Add To EFT?

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Since Gary Craig invented Tapping / EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) back in the 1990’s there has been an explosion of different varieties of ‘tapping techniques’.

One new addition to the field are the Intentional Energy Processes (IEP) created by psychologist and performance coach Steve Wells (co-creator of Simple Energy Techniques and Provocative Energy Techniques).

While IEP is recognisable as a tapping technique it differs from standard EFT in important ways.

In this article I’m going to explain my understandings of those differences and what, in my opinion, makes IEP (sometimes known as Intention Tapping) a very powerful addition to the tapping techniques family. (I’m going to assume that you are already familiar with EFT/Tapping).

Read moreWhat Does Intention Tapping Add To EFT?

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